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Shipping containers: 60 years in the box

Shipping containers: 60 years in the box

On the 60th anniversary of the patent of the shipping container, the website, Tomorrow, collects seven stories with different perspectives on shipping containers and how they have changed the world. One of those perspectives is ILWU pensioner and former ILWU Education Director, Gene Vrana.

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PMA and ILWU Update on Contract Talks: Tentative Agreement Reached on Health Benefits, Negotiations Continue on Other Issues

The ILWU and the PMA announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement on terms for health benefits, subject to agreement on the other issues in the negotiations

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Longshore Workers’ Vote Ratifies Northwest Grain Agreement;  Union Workers to Return to Jobs on Wednesday

Longshore workers who load grain in Pacific Northwest export terminals have voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with several multinational grain companies

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Local 4 longshoreman helps save life of Vancouver police officer

Local 4 longshoreman helps save life of Vancouver police officer

A Vancouver, WA police officer is alive today thanks to the medical training and quick-thinking of ILWU Local 4 longshoreman James Bridger Jr

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47th Annual Pensioners Convention

The 47th Annual Convention of the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association will convene at 9:00 AM on Monday, September

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ILWU recyclers win big raises in Oakland’s new waste franchise deal

ILWU recyclers win big raises in Oakland’s new waste franchise deal

An 18-month campaign by Bay Area recycling workers to improve pay and benefits hit a new milestone on July 30 when the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to raise recycler wages

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Video: Local 6 Rank & File Leader Alejandra Leon and the Sustainable Recycling campaign

Too often, the zero waste workers in our community get zero respect. Check out this great video of Alejandra Leon – recycling sorter at Waste Management and worker leader of ILWU Local 6 – Sustainable Recycling • Justicia Para Recicladores campaign speaking at the “Race, Class & Ecology” series

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Longshore Caucus reconvenes to consider contract negotiations

Longshore Caucus reconvenes to consider contract negotiations

ILWU Longshore Caucus delegates reconvened in San Francisco on July 21 and 22 to review the status of ongoing Longshore contract negotiations

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Tentative Agreement for Northwest Grain

A tentative agreement for a new contract covering grain terminals in the Pacific Northwest was reached on August 11, by a negotiating committee representing five ILWU local unions: Local 4 in Vancouver, Local 8 in Portland, Local 19 in Seattle, and Local 21 in Longview and Local 92 in Portland. The membership of each local [&hellip

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FMCS Statement on Tentative Agreement Between the ILWU and Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers

Scot L. Beckenbaugh, Acting Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), issued the following statement today on a tentative agreement reached just prior to midnight (PST) last evening between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Northwest Grain Companies

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